Friday, August 6, 2021

Valdinera Barbera d'Alba Superiore, 2013

This Barbera d'Alba comes from Roero, on the other side of the Tanaro River from the more well known vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is a serious Barbera made traditionally in large barrels and capable of aging for 10 to 15 years, according to the winemaker. I love it.

Medium deep ruby, sediment forming already. Beautiful scents of red cherries, roses and licorice. Piedmont spices and minerals. Could be mistaken for a Barolo. Good red cherry flavors with Barbera acidity plus palate-coating tannins. Long finish. Drinking beautifully now but still has room to grow.

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